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PGS Accountancy Services

Solving the puzzles of business growth, tax planning and accounting.

Hull Tax Saving Specialist

Our fixed fee services cover a wide range of accounting options which will help you with your company planning.

Accounting Principal, Paul Stark qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1993

He has been helping local people save tax and improve their  businesses ever since!

His extensive  experience with accountancy firms, in the public sector and in industry mean he has  gained  a wide range of experience with differing types and sizes of business.

He was awarded a fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2004

“Thank you for providing a high quality financial service to our Charity. Reliable and Efficient service always received. Thank you for making Accountancy understandable! Always willing to undertake the honorary treasurers role with enthusiasm!”

Debbie Andrew Manager of “Relate Hull & East Yorkshire”

“Paul of PGS Accountancy has been looking after my books for many years. He is easy to get hold of when I have a question and his answers are very informative plus more importantly he talks to me in a language that I understand. If you think all accountants are the same, you haven’t had a chat with Paul.”

Valerie Prentice: Cultural Bodyworks, Beverley

We work closely with our clients and act for a broad range of business and personal clients.

Apart from the more general types of accountancy and taxation services we can also assist you with business development and specialist tax services.

Our philosophy is always to do our utmost to.

  • Provide friendly, courteous and efficient service;
  • Always exceed your expectations;
  • Listen to what YOU are saying;
  • Communicate with you quickly and fully;
  • Never surprise you with bills you are not expecting;
  • Be honest, truthful and upfront with you at all times;
  • Aim for you to pay the least amount of tax payable within the law;
  • Provide pro-active business advice wherever possible.

Business Accounts

  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Preparation of partnership accounts
  • Reports on analytical review of accounts
  • In addition detailed summaries can be produced giving the proprietor added value information of graphs/charts and five year summaries

Limited Company Accounts

  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Preparation of abbreviated accounts for filing with Companies House
  • Filing of abbreviated accounts with Companies House on your behalf
  • As with sole trade/partnership accounts, added value information can be provided

Income Tax

  • Business profits – tax computations and calculations – ensuring you pay the right amount of tax for the business claiming all relevant up to date allowances
  • Personal self assessment tax returns
  • Partnership tax returns
  • Capital allowance computations

On days like these

Che bello If you’ve seen the iconic film “The Italian Job” (original not remake) you will remember the classic opening sequence where an orange Lamborghini Miura is driven along a twisty alpine road with Matt Monro’s silky tones singing “On days like these”. Perfect (up until the tunnel obviously). Now, whether old movies and old cars are your cup of tea or not, the thing is that life isn’t really about having stuff, it’s really about experiencing stuff. Happiness (according to researchers) is felt two ways. Firstly, how are you feeling right now, and secondly, how you remember feeling. The first kind is rather independent of money. Once you have enough to live a comfortable life extra cash doesn’t equal extra happiness. However, the second kind (called experiential happiness) does increase as you become wealthier. That’s all about looking back on what you had or did. This time apparently, the more the better. So you have two options. One is to get a lot richer so you can do more and buy more. Two is to learn to properly live in the moment so it genuinely doesn’t bother you. Both of these are, however, hard to achieve. The second especially so, although long term it offers the best results and is entirely inflation and recession proof. A third way though might be to select an ideal lifestyle and then look for ways to “hack” this that are more affordable. Then you can enjoy the moment AND look back on the awesome things you got up to. The secret is to work out what you REALLY want, rather than what... read more

Winter isn’t coming just yet

Winter isn’t coming at all. Although a Class 5 hurricane might be. Swings and roundabouts. The leaves are starting to turn, the nights are getting darker and we are gently moving towards Winter. On the one hand it will be cold and gloomy, on the other a chance to do all those things we said we would do but haven’t because it’s nicer to be outside in the Summertime. It depends how you look at it. Of course we could move somewhere much farther south and enjoy year round hot weather, but then we would miss the long Summer nights and the bright Spring mornings. The changing seasons are important when you have grown up with them. Even within Britain you can choose between country and city. Each having it’s pros and cons. One person’s peaceful relaxation is another’s boredom. Personally, I love the quiet life. You could say it’s my age but I have always hankered after an escape to the country. I love walking, and being somewhere where I can just walk out of my garden gate and be out in fabulous scenery with a lovely old pub at the halfway point of my hike would be just fantastic. I think it really helps to have a passion to help you through the inevitable tough times associated with running a business. The tough decisions and the worries, about financing, cash flow, staff, sales, suppliers and so on. It’s great to escape the work (and don’t say you don’t have time, you need to make time: you are running the business not the other way round) but better... read more

Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.

As I write this it has started raining. Which it hasn’t done much of before this week. (You may beg to differ but I haven’t got wet walking the dog very often which is my reference point). And this got me thinking: Americans seem to think it rains all the time over here, and according to the statistics they’d be right. It does rain more in the UK than in the continental USA. However, if you look at a maps of population density and rainfall for the two countries something interesting pops out. Apart from California, in the states the high rainfall matches the high population densities whereas over here it’s the opposite. Essentially highest rainfall in the USA is on the eastern seaboard (New York, Miami, basically where almost everyone lives); this side of the pond it’s in the hills and mountains of Scotland, Wales and Northern England, which are fairly unpopulated (except in the tourist season). This still doesn’t explain why they think it’s always raining here, but it did provide me with a bit of a diversion, and this highlights two very important points: Firstly, I like numbers, so if you don’t (and I’ve said this before), I am here to help. Secondly, before you start looking at your numbers it’s important to make sure you are looking at the right ones. There is a saying that what gets measured gets managed, but if you are measuring the wrong thing you will waste time trying to manage it. This goes back to last week’s blog about efficient and effective use of your resources. Jumping in at... read more

It’s about time…

How long are you at work? 8 hours per day, with 5 weeks holidays gives 1,824 hours, that’s 114 days (allowing for the time you are asleep) or nearly a third of the year. A long time in other words. And that’s without overtime or the long hours that some people are expected to do. Weirdly though, working long hours is seen as a badge of honour. I blame the Victorians. There have been nearly two hundred years worth of labour saving devices invented since Vicky came to the throne and yet we are still finding ways to spend our precious time working harder instead of smarter. Of course a lot of that inventiveness has gone into making industry more productive and therefore us richer and the average working persons hours have dropped by a half. And I’m not saying we should bunk off and just laze around; but we can take a long hard look at whatever we are doing and decide if we really need to do it that way or even do it at all. A huge amount of our stuff can be streamlined, automated or outsourced. But streamlined first. Ask yourself; does this need to be done, if so, can it be done more effectively, and once the means is optimised then you can do the same for it’s efficiency. After that you can decide to automate or outsource. But first streamline or you will just be automating or outsourcing your own inefficiencies. If it’s your business then this is a must, but even if it’s a job then you might as well make your... read more

Easy to get hold of

“Paul of PGS Accountancy has been looking after my books for many years. He is easy to get hold of when I have a question and his answers are very informative plus more importantly he talks to me in a language that I understand. If you think all accountants are the same, you haven’t had a chat with Paul.”

Valerie Prentice: Cultural Bodyworks, Beverley

Reliable and Efficient service

Thank you for providing a high quality financial service to our Charity. Reliable and Efficient service always received. Thank you for making Accountancy understandable! Always willing to undertake the honorary treasurers role with enthusiasm!”

Debbie Andrew Manager of “Relate Hull & East Yorkshire”

He gives 100%

“Paul at PGS Accountancy is very friendly and approachable. Nothing is ever too much trouble. He gives 100% in his service and I would certainly recommend him to other businesses.”

Thank you

“Just a quick line to thank you for the work done for me in the past few years, the advice and assistance in sorting out my corporation tax in these very hard trading times is most welcome”

PGS Accountancy Services

54 Ridgestone Ave,
Bilton,
Hull.
HU11 4AJ

T: 01482 814895

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